The University of the Philippines (UP) Office of Admissions is now in the final stage of assessing applications after evaluating more than 100,000 high school records in time for the release of its college application results on July 15, 2021.
In a statement on Friday, June 25, UP said that shortlisted applicants in certain degree programs requiring additional assessment will be notified by the concerned academic unit for the additional requirements.
“As stated in the General Information Bulletin, the University Councils of the UP System unanimously approved an additional assessment by academic units to qualify for admission in some degree programs, if deemed necessary,” it said.
“This is not yet the announcement of results for UP College Application 2021,” it clarified.
UP said that shortlisted applicants will be contacted by phone or email regarding the additional screening if needed in their application.
“Note that not all applicants will be contacted, only those in the shortlist of specific degree programs,” it said.
“For applicants who do not receive a notification, please wait for July 15, 2021 to know the final result of your application,” it added.
In an advisory on June 3, UP said that application results for incoming first-year during the academic year 2021-2022 will be released on July 15, 2021.
Applicants are advised to log on to the application portal to view the results of their applications.
For qualified applicants, UP said they must confirm their slot through the portal on or before July 30, 2021.
Inquiries, concerns, and requests for assistance may also be coursed through the Online Helpdesk found in the UP Office of Admissions FB Page.
UP started accepting applications for first-year students through an online portal on Jan. 7, 2021, due to the cancellation of the conduct of the UP College Admissions Test (UPCAT) for the academic year 2021-2022.
The decision not to administer the UPCAT for the academic year 2021-2022 was due to health and logistical issues brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Instead of the UPCAT, the University Councils, the highest academic policymaking body of the constituent universities in the UP System, approved a modified freshmen admissions system specific to AY 2021-2022. This includes an additional assessment of incoming first-year students by academic units to qualify for a degree program if deemed necessary,” the university said.